A Very Different HCB.



I had two Henri Cartier-Bresson encounters recently, the first was this very unusual picture postcard of a smiling HCB.  I found the postcard at Bulldog News in Seattle, WA.  This is rare because first it is a picture of Cartier-Bresson and he is smiling!  I can't quite make out what camera he is holding and I love his belt buckle.  It was taken by Martine Franck, his wife, in Normandie, France in 1970 sometime.  The one, true master.

Full credit for the postcard is; "Martine Franck / Henri Cartier-Bresson / courtesy Fondation HCB © Nouvelles Images S.A. Martine Franck - Magnum Photos 2008"

The second encounter came in the June, 2010 NPPA Magazine, Newsphotographer, reporting on a new DVD set of 11 color and black and white films about and by Henri Cartier-Bresson.  The title is "Henri Cartier-Bresson:Collectors Edition". It is published by Arthouse Films.  I'm looking forward to seeing it soon.

Please forgive the quality of the scan, as you can tell, I don't do much scanning.

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